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Haandbakk - HaandBryggeriet

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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 99
Gots: 57 | FT: 4
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Norway

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2008

The first wild yeast-fermented beer brewed in Norway for over 100 years.

Aged in oak barrels for 2 years.

20 IBU
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Ratings: 423 | Reviews: 220
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4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidSomers
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeincharleston
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ktorsneyweir
3.54/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The gorgeous brown color and classic sour smell gave me high hopes for this beer. However, I found it to have a slightly unpleasant miso-like aftertaste and a little harsh on the way down. I like my $5 bottle of Vanderghinste way more.

Photo of jrfehon33
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I was a little shocked by the fact that there was almost no head to this beer. Almost none and it was poured from a freshly opened bottle. Just a light brown skim around the edges. Body is a murky brown pond of mystery. Nose is beautiful and packed with tons of dark fruit and dusty sour notes. This subtle sour feel is soft but full and wonderful. Abruptly sour at first with the initial sip. Dry and sharp with lemon zest and cherry skins all over the tongue. There is a nice consistent robust feel that mixes with the sour to crate an incredible sour beer drinking experience here. Really spot on for the style and unique at the same time.

Photo of beersgud
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TastyAdventure
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tilly
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Draft @ Mikkeller Bar SF on 1/19/15. Pours a red, brown color with minimal head. Aroma is acidic, red grapes, malt, and brett. Medium to thin bodied. Taste is vinegar-like acidity with tones of cherry, grape and funk with a bitter finish. Decent flanders red.

Photo of larbush
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rothobinide
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHead84
3.27/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12/22/14

Thanks! Pleasant at colder temperatures, but vinegar becomes overly potent as it warms toward room temperature, and acetone brings the beer down. Still, there are some pleasant vinous, oak, and oxidation notes. Firmly sour but tending too far toward the acetic end of the spectrum, even for the style. The beer was nearly still and I think some carbonation would have livened things up. I was told this bottle was a few years old.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Greasy
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

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Haandbakk from HaandBryggeriet
93 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.